Best one day Agra itinerary and prices?

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Ok, so i have plumped for the one day in Agra trip. Getting the train from Delhi 6.15am and coming back 8.15pm. So, how would i maximize my visit? Should i go straight to the Taj and then Fort or Fort then Taj? How much will a rickshaw be all day?(not been to India for 6 years so not up on prices)How much would a guide cost at the Fort and Taj? etc, etc. What other hidden gems are in Agra?

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I have the same question, anyone? I will be arriving in morning and have a night train at 9pm from Bharatpur to Udaipur. Wondering if I will be able to stay in Agra long enough to watch sunset at Taj and then move on to Bharatpur?

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Originally Posted by Ouzodave View Post Ok, so i have plumped for the one day in Agra trip. Getting the train from Delhi 6.15am and coming back 8.15pm. So, how would i maximize my visit? Should i go straight to the Taj and then Fort or Fort then Taj? How much will a rickshaw be all day?(not been to India for 6 years so not up on prices)How much would a guide cost at the Fort and Taj? etc, etc. What other hidden gems are in Agra?

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In your situation I would get a car from Delhi, have him tour you all day and return. This way you avoid the hassle with the Rickshaws, and you have a save place to withdraw into when thronged by junk-sellers, beggars and all.
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Originally Posted by atala View Post In your situation I would get a car from Delhi, have him tour you all day and return. This way you avoid the hassle with the Rickshaws, and you have a save place to withdraw into when thronged by junk-sellers, beggars and all.
Car from Delhi sounds a nightmare, takes an age
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Originally Posted by Ouzodave View Post Ok, so i have plumped for the one day in Agra trip. Getting the train from Delhi 6.15am and coming back 8.15pm. So, how would i maximize my visit? Should i go straight to the Taj and then Fort or Fort then Taj? How much will a rickshaw be all day?(not been to India for 6 years so not up on prices)How much would a guide cost at the Fort and Taj? etc, etc. What other hidden gems are in Agra?

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You don't need a guide at either the Taj or the Fort. Your guide book should tell you everything you need to know.

Just take a pre-paid taxi from the station to as close to the Taj as you can get (motor vehicles are prohibited from getting too close) - I think I paid about Rs.90 last year. Then take a rickshaw (or walk) to the Fort - it's pretty close. Finally, I'd take a rickshaw across the river to see the Taj from the other side at sunset. And, of course, find time for something to eat - best bet is one of the rooftop cafes in the old part of town.

There's no need to stress about anything. It's all really easy to arrange as you go along. And the train is definitely the most comfortable and fastest way to get to Agra from Delhi.
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Originally Posted by Ouzodave View Post Car from Delhi sounds a nightmare, takes an age
Not true .We found this the best option .Into Agra by a/c car from Delhi ,see all the sites out by a/c car . Didnt cost a lot and comfortable , best option
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Same Day Agra Tour

Hi there,

Ya freenote is right, day trip to Agra from New Delhi is comfortable in both A/C car or A/c Train, you can take a hire a car from New Delhi, the journey begin in the morning and it takes 04 hours to reach Agra, the trip also includes a visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and later on to Fatehpur Sikri. After this sightseeing you will be back by 11 in the night to Delhi. The trip cost you around 120 USD in an A/C car, with all the taxes, guide fees, toll charges paid, However meals and monuments entrance fees are not included in this.


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